He Breathes

He breathes
and she smells
smoke

Dead man
walking

It happens
too much
now

These
vignettes
from
another time

A word
a passing comment

It’s going to be a scorcher today

And she’s off

lost to her
imagination
in all its surreal
darkness
and sometimes
light

Yesterday
the sun
was shining

She wasted
that day
in sickness

Today was
gray
lost
in time

Too much
time
searching
for blue skies

Blue sky thinking?

And she’s off

Like stepping
off a cliff
and landing
in the deep
blue sea

She knows
the sea
moves in waves
takes in water
until she is full
again

And walking

and listening

for his breathing
again

15 April 2018
Sussex Coast, England

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